Car Safety

Top protection for you and your passengers.


Airbags work with seat belts to reduce the risk of severe head and chest injuries in the event of an accident. If the crash sensors register an impact that exceeds the value needed to trigger the airbags, the airbag control ignites the gas generator.

This inflates the airbags, located in the steering wheel and the dashboard in front of the front-seat passenger, within 30 to 40 milliseconds. When inflated, these airbags cushion the head and upper body and distribute the resulting loads over as large an area as possible. Just 120 milliseconds later, the gas escapes and the airbag collapses. 


Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP)

ESP puts your safety first in all critical situations by automatically applying the brakes at individual wheels to keep the vehicle heading in the right direction. Whether you are faced with debris on the road or some other unforeseen event - when you are forced to make an evasive manoeuvre, ESP helps you to retain better control and stay on track.

The Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) builds on other electronic systems such as the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) has already proved its effectiveness in many vehicles. The ESP takes driving safety a stage further. While ABS acts on the vehicle in a longitudinal direction, ESP serves to control its lateral dynamics.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Skidding is one of the major causes of accidents. In the past, the only way to stop wheels locking and avoid skidding was to 'cadence brake'- applying and releasing the brake quickly to prevent prolonged wheel lock and maintain control of the car.

Thanks to ABS, we can now brake far more safely. Using advanced electronics, ABS detects when a wheel is about to lock - and automatically releases and reapplies the brakes to prevent a skid.

With ordinary brakes, if the front wheels lock, they will not follow the steered path, so no matter how hard you turn your steering wheel, nothing happens. That's when you lose control of your car. But ABS prevents the wheels from locking, so you can steer to safety.

Crumple zone

Crumple Zones

To further enhance your safety, we include crumple zones at the front and rear of the shell. Crumple zones are designed to absorb impact energy during a collision so that most of the energy is dissipated across these zones, and not in your passenger compartment. The strong outer shell comes with front and rear crumple zones that help to absorb the impact of a crash, increasing the safety of occupants.

The occupant cell is the space in your car containing the driver and passengers. It forms a rigid safety cage and in contrast to the crumple zones of the car body, it is not easily deformed. It is designed to protect the survival space of occupants in accidents up to a certain severity of impact. We use measures such as crash tests to continually improve the safety of our occupant cells.

ISOFIX child seat

ISOFIX is Volkswagen technology that is now an international standard to ensure your child's car seat is fitted easily and securely. 

The ISOFIX child seat fixes directly into compatible fittings in your car, creating a secure link with no need to use the adult seatbelts. Studies have shown many child car seats are not fitted properly. With ISOFIX, securing your child's car seat properly is much easier, reducing the risk of injury in an accident.